Let's Go Glamping


Country Moon

Whether you are a fan or not, everyone has heard of camping. Well, there’s a couple new kids on the block and they are called gamping and glamping.

They are both ways to experience the outdoors and nature without losing all the amenities of home. Gamping refers to either renting land on someone’s private property or, if you have property, you can rent out a certain portion of your land. Folks come and use it as their own to set up tents or just sleep under the stars for a specified amount of time.

There is a website called Gamping.com that was started in 2013. It has gampsites posted in 25 different countries from Australia to Urugray. The host specifies what is included such as toilet facilities, pools or barbecues. Sites usually list for $8 to $15 which makes them very attractive.

This is just a new name for something that has been around for a long time. A woman from my hometown went on a missions trip to central Pennsylvania and ended up camping on my not-yet father-in-law’s front lawn. It was a win/win for both of them.

It is more appealing to some than regular camping spots because gamping tends to be more private. If you are looking to sit around campfires with others each night then this is not for you. On the other hand, if you are looking to get away from the rat race and get some one-on-one time with nature, this just may be your cup of tea. It is also a way for farmers and other landowners to make a little extra cash, if they don’t mind sharing their personal pieces of heaven with the public.

Glamping is where nature meets luxury, a place where you can live in nature without giving up all the amenities. The word “glamping” actually is coined from the two words “glamourous” and “camping.” Your quarters may be a yurt on a mountaintop, a treehouse in the middle of a forest or a site on a private beach.

9/20/2019 10:01:11 AM

"Glamping" is a term first coined by MaryJane Butters of MaryJanes Farm Magazine. She also has a book entitled Glamping.

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